Mohrbooks Literary Agency
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Random House (2013-04-02)
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by Angelou, Maya

One of beloved author Maya Angelou’s most personal stories—the story of her relationship with her mother.

For the first time, Maya Angelou tells the story underneath all of her autobiographies: the story of the strong and remarkable firstborn of the Baxter kids, the story of a young girl who struggled to understand why her mother would send her away, and the story of a lifetime of love and healing between the two. MOM & ME & MOM is poised to be Maya Angelou's most intimate, sentimental, and powerful book yet.

Poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director, Maya Angelou, was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then went to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?, two cookbooks, and the celebrated poems "On the Pulse of Morning," read at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton, and "A Brave and Startling Truth," written at the request of the United Nations and read at its fiftieth anniversary. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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True to her style, [Angelou’s] writing cuts to the chase with compression and simplicity, and there in the background is a calypso smoothness, flurries and showers of musicality between the moments of wickedness…A tightly strung, finely tuned memoir about life with her mother.

Review: Kirkus Reviews

UK / C'wealth: Virago (Little Brown) Chinese (Simpl): Shanghai Joint Publishing French: Buchet Chastel Korean: Munhakdongne Turkish: Alfa

Quote: Client

In this loving recollection of a complicated relationship, Angelou for the first time details the mother-daughter journey to reconciliation and unwavering connection and support… Angelou vividly portrays a spirited woman… [A] remarkable and deeply revealing chronicle of love and healing.

Review: Booklist

[Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom is the] latest, and most potent, of her serial autobiographies…[A] tough-minded, tenderhearted addition to Angelou’s spectacular canon.

Review: Elle Magazine

Mesmerizing…Angelou has a way with words that can still dazzle us, and with her mother as a subject, Angelou has a near-perfect muse and mystery woman.

Review: Essence

Written with her customary eloquence …[Mom & Me & Mom] follows in the episodic style of Angelou’s earlier volumes of autobiography, pulling the reader along effortlessly. The lessons and the love presented here will speak to those trying to make their way in the world.

Review: Publishers Weekly

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